Christmas Cookie Recipe

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You can find my Christmas cookie recipe in this post.

Simple Christmas baking is easy with these instructions.

Maybe you’re looking for “last minute” biscuits for your cookie plate, then you’ve come to the right place.

You can bake these Christmas cookies yourself in just over 1.5 hours and make your loved ones happy.

I wish you good luck!

1. Recipe Christmas Cookie

The step-by-step instructions show you all the steps with photos.

After the recipe you will find a video to get you in the mood and other tips.

Let Santa Claus dance and have a good time!

Christmas Cookie

Freshly baked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt and Christiane Sixt.

Servings 50
Calories 112
Total Time 90 Min.
Preparation Time 60 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Easy instructions for baking Christmas cookies.

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Christmas cookie recipe image
Christmas cookie recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Ingredients

Dough

500 g flour
250 g Sugar
2 Packet vanilla sugar
2 Pinches primal salt
250 g butter (I use soft butter)
2 Pieces eggs
2 Pieces egg yolks

glaze

150 g icing sugar
1/2 Stück Lemon

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16 Stück almonds
sugar decoration

Instruction

Flour and sugar for Christmas cookie dough
Freshly sifted flour and sugar for Christmas cookie dough in baking bowl.

Prepare flour

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the sugar, vanilla sugar and salt.

Christmas cookies dough ingredients with eggs
The Christmas cookie dough ingredients with eggs in the bowl.

Add eggs

Add the beaten eggs and the egg yolks separated from the whites to the flour.

Softened butter for Christmas cookie dough
Softened butter for Christmas cookie dough

Prepare butter

Cut the soft butter into small pieces.

Christmas cookie dough ingredients in bowl with butter
The Christmas cookie dough ingredients in the bowl with butter.

Add butter

Add the softened butter to the dough ingredients in the bowl.

Mix the Christmas cookie dough
Mix the Christmas cookie batter. Butter, eggs and flour are clearly visible.

Mix the dough

Mix the dough ingredients well with a hand mixer or dough hook.

Ready mixed Christmas cookie dough
Ready mixed Christmas cookie dough

Knead dough

Knead the dough well with the hand mixer.

Form Christmas cookie dough
Form the Christmas cookie dough.

Shape dough

Shape the dough with your hands.

Wrap the Christmas cookie dough in foil
Wrap the freshly prepared Christmas cookie dough in foil to rest.

Wrap dough

Form two balls of dough and place each on cling film.

Wrapped Christmas cookie dough
Christmas cookie dough wrapped in foil for resting.

Dough rest

Wrap the dough balls in cling film and let them rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Rolling pin and work surface with flour
Rolling pin and work surface prepared with flour for rolling out the Christmas cookie dough.

Prepare work surface

Flour a large pastry board or clean, dry work surface and rolling pin.

Roll out the dough for Christmas cookies
Roll out the Christmas cookie dough with the rolling pin

Roll out dough

Roll out a first portion of dough with a rolling pin to a thickness of approx. 5 mm.

Christmas cookie cutters on the dough
Christmas cookie cutters on the freshly rolled out dough

Place cutters

Place the cookie cutter shapes on the rolled out dough.

Cut out Christmas cookies
Cut out Christmas cookies

Cut out cookies

Cut out the cookies from the dough and loosen them from the work surface with a pastry card or spatula.

Cut out Christmas cookies
Cut out Christmas cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Cookies baking sheet

Place the cut out dough pieces with sufficient spacing on the baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Decorate Christmas cookies with almonds

Add almonds

Top some biscuits with almonds and gently press the almonds into the dough.

This is how almond coins are made.

Decorated Christmas cookies
Decorated Christmas cookies on the baking sheet

Decorate cookies

Decorate the remaining biscuits with colored sugar sprinkles as desired.

Always press the sugar balls a little into the dough so that they can bake firmly in the cookies.

Put the Christmas cookies in the oven
Put the Christmas cookies in the oven

Bake cookies

Put the prepared cookies on the baking trays in the preheated oven and bake at 200 °C hot air for approx. 7 minutes.

Christmas Cookie baking time
Christmas Cookie baking time Clock

Baking time

Since every oven displays different temperatures, I first set the kitchen timer to five minutes and checked the cookies.

Colorfully decorated Christmas cookies
Colorfully decorated Christmas cookies on the wire rack.

Cool cookies

Remove the baked cookies from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Lemon icing for Christmas cookies
Mixed lemon icing for Christmas cookies.

Prepare glaze

Put the icing sugar in a bowl and prepare a viscous lemon glaze with a little fresh lemon juice.

Spread the Christmas cookies with icing
Spread the Christmas cookies with icing

Glaze cookies

Brush the cooled cookies with the lemon sugar icing without the sugar sprinkles.

glazed christmas cookies drying
glazed christmas cookies drying on the grid

Drying cookies

Let the glazed cookies with the icing dry on a wire rack for a good hour.

Cookie jars with Christmas cookies
Cookie jars with Christmas cookies

Packaging cookies

Pack the cookies later with paper in cookie jars.

You can wrap the Christmas cookies on top of each other or in layers with paper in between.

Close the cans tightly and store in a cool, safe place.

Christmas cookies recipe image
Christmas cookies recipe Image © Thomas Sixt

Serve cookies

Place the Christmas cookies on plates and serve.

I wish you a merry Christmas time!

Video

2. Nutrition Facts And Calories

3. Baking Tips For Christmas Cookies

I have prepared a few helpful tips for your baking event:

–> Prepare tin cans or large mason jars for storing cookies.

–> You will need greaseproof paper later to wrap the biscuits.

–> Please have the cookie cutter, rolling pin, hand mixer with dough hook and baking paper ready.

–> Get the ingredients in time and take a few hours.

–> Sugar sprinkles have proven themselves as a decoration next to lemon glaze for smiling faces.

–> Beautiful Christmas music is ideal as an accompaniment.

–> Cookies get better with a smile on your face!

–> You can use normal wheat flour type 405 or gluten-free flour.

–> For sure success I recommend the cake and biscuit flour from Schär

Christmas cookie cutters
Christmas cookie cutters on the kitchen board.
Decorated Christmas cookies
Decorated Christmas cookies on the baking sheet

4. Storing the Christmas Cookies

Once the biscuits have been baked, they first have to be brought to safety.

After all, dwarfs, trolls and cooks are particularly active in the house during the Christmas season and like to steal the biscuits.

Even my grandmother hid the “Platzerl” in cans and then hid them in a secret place.

Traditionally, clean tin cans are best for storage, as are large mason jars.

Safekeeping has another purpose:

The fresh biscuits mature in the tin and become crumbly and aromatic after a few days.

Cookie jars with Christmas cookies
Cookie jars with Christmas cookies

5. More Christmas Cookie Ideas

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  • Hi Thomas,

    these cookies are really recommendable.

    The dough succeeds easily and it goes quite quickly with few ingredients.

    We had a lot of fun cutting them out and my son Pascal baked his first cookies this year.

    Thanks for the many tips, great photos and perfect instructions for baking.

    Love Jerry

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    • Thanks Jerry!

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